Photo by Melody

Central Midwest Gardening: Whats Blooming today..

Communities > Forums > Central Midwest Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Central Midwest GardeningReplies: 246, Views: 2,069
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2008
7:54 PM

Post #4836768

Tulip cultivar 'Amazon'

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #4836772

Tahiti

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2008
7:56 PM

Post #4836776

Double Campernelle

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4836786

small part of our front yard full of naturalized daffodils

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #4836792

white muscari

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #4836799

Glory of the Snow

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #4836801

Canadian Wild Ginger

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2008
10:02 PM

Post #4837208

Love the Glory of the Snow, Amazon Tulip, and the rest of them are gorgeous as well.
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

April 20, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #4837456

here some

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2008
1:35 AM

Post #4843685

No pictures yet but the following is blooming in the yard:
Redbuds and Whitebud
Butterflies Magnolia
Baby yellow tulips
Daffodils
Yellow tulips
Paper whites
Snowflakes

Come and gone already:
Snowdrops
Crocuses
Jane Magnolia

Blooms that are in the hinting stage yet:
Shasta Viburnum
Cherries
Mohawk Viburnum
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #4843706

More Candian Wild Ginger

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4843718

Wild Violet

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #4843729

Here is a photo of the Butterflies Magnolia two years ago

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #4843915

Here is my Yoshino Cherry tree. BEV

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #4843930

A red tulip

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #4843937

Daffodills

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #4843963

More daffs

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #4843975

And even more daffs

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #4843976

Love the tulip. And cherry tree. And..and...and...I just love them all. :~)
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
1:13 PM

Post #4845706

Love the Tulip, it almost looks like a poppy
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
1:15 PM

Post #4845712

Tahiti is putting on a show

This message was edited Apr 22, 2008 8:30 AM

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
1:17 PM

Post #4845723

Daffodils still reign supreme in our yard at this time

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
1:19 PM

Post #4845728

Elizabeth Ann is just starting to bloom as the rest finish up.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
1:21 PM

Post #4845739

A noid Daf that I feel is rather striking.. it was part of a bag we 'rescued' from a big box store in Dec. 2006

This message was edited Apr 22, 2008 8:29 AM

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #4846659

Love your naturalized daffs! I've seen it done where it didn't look half that good. :-)
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
3:38 PM

Post #4846673

Thank you, its a lot of work.. my wonderfull wife gets most of the credit.. our yard can't really be mowed until June.. I do mow what I can.. but mostly she is out there cutting the grass by hand.

This message was edited Apr 22, 2008 10:40 AM
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

April 22, 2008
7:07 PM

Post #4847715

hi all
here some picture

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
1:32 AM

Post #4849506

I just had to post a couple pics of my Daffies. Here is one I thought was really cool. It's cup is half yellow and half white.

Thumbnail by lavender4ever
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #4849539

and here is a group in the front of the house...

Thumbnail by lavender4ever
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #4849561

and for a little bit of the tropics, the jasmine on my sunporch blooming now...

Thumbnail by lavender4ever
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4849637

Snowflakes

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4849664

White Bleeding Heart

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
2:15 AM

Post #4849843

love the two color cup!!!

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #4849894

it will be interesting to see if it keep blooming that way and has daughters that do it too. Maybe I will call it "Integration" lol
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #4849943

hey if pass it on.. put me on the waiting list :) wife loves it too

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
2:33 AM

Post #4849985

lol ok I will keep an eye on it. It is in a clump of normal looking ones.
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
1:30 PM

Post #4851628

Gavota

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
1:31 PM

Post #4851633

Looking over my rosebed fence.. Nieghbor's Magnolia

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #4854278

Not much going on here yet, but so far here's the apricot tree...

Thumbnail by McGlory
Click the image for an enlarged view.

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #4854281

Tulips...

Thumbnail by McGlory
Click the image for an enlarged view.

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #4854282

Daffodils...

Thumbnail by McGlory
Click the image for an enlarged view.

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #4854286

Muscari boytroides Album (don't hold me to that spelling.) Do you see them in the mess?

Thumbnail by McGlory
Click the image for an enlarged view.

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #4854292

Also have the Nanking cherry in bloom, but the photos are way too blurry. Must hone my photography skills before something else starts blooming.

I found a purple Muscari growing next to some ornamental grass I got two years ago. I have no idea where it came from, as I haven't planted any like that anywhere. Surprises like that are kind of fun. Sorry this photo is so blurry. See above. :-)

Thumbnail by McGlory
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #4854297

oh I love the little white muscari. My tulips have not bloomed here yet. Some of the daffies either. My muscari are just budding now. Looks like the columbine and bleeding hearts should be very soon too.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #4854303

These are the first of the tulips. I will have about...um...thirty-four different kinds blooming before it's all said and done. I have daffs that haven't started yet either. It's definitely only the beginning. You have way more going on than I do!
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2008
6:32 PM

Post #4858222

Nieghbors 40 year old standard apple tree.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2008
6:33 PM

Post #4858228

Semper Maxima

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
6:49 PM

Post #4858316

The Semper Maxima is perfect, Colquhoun! What division is it? I need to get me one of those! Or 100.
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2008
7:03 PM

Post #4858375

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by what "division" it is. I can tell you that I got it from
http://www.colorblends.com/bulb/Semper+Maxima,45,43
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
8:21 PM

Post #4858765

Tulips are divided into 14 divisions, such as Single Early, Fosteriana, Triumph, Darwin Hybrid, Double Late, and so forth, that give some predictability as to bloom time, leaf shape, bloom shape, etc. The Viridiflora division has green on the outside of the bloom kind of like yours does, so I'm wondering if that's what it is.

Colorblends has marvelous selections, but unfortunately they don't give much botanical information. I couldn't see where they mention divisions at all.

In any case, Semper Maxima is a beaut!!
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4859518

I found my first iris of the season this afternoon. It is a minature(?)I was given so many years ago I hardly remember the year. But I do remember the lovely person who gave it to me. I think she called it Bee Sting but I haven't been able to find anyone else who has ever heard of that one. It has yellow standards and falls and a lavender blue beard. So lovely. 2 more blooms may open in a day or 2.

We have dozens of daffodils in many cultivars, a few tulips open and more in bud stage, hundreds of the old fashion grape hyacinths, both the solid purple/blue and the white with lavender center wild violets as well as Freckles. The Little Bluets have been in bloom for weeks and the Gill Over the Ground is doing well too.

In the shrub and tree family, the lovely Forsythia is nearly thru, the Clove shrub is blooming well, Redbuds are in bud and trying to open, the Dutchess pear is in full bloom and the apple trees are opening up their buds. Nanking cherries, Flowering Almond, and OK Purple Peach are all in bloom too. The yard is so beautiful right now. I like to continue the walks of thanksgiving Jack tried to take nearly every morning. He loved the flowers.

GOD bless and keep each of you.
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #4859608

Thanks McGlory, its always great to learn more about our plants.
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

April 24, 2008
11:39 PM

Post #4859619

we have tulips buds
our iris are late bloomer i hope i spell it right
i went to day to class for my real estates
i a broker
i have my own office
need to take class every 2 year
tryer get up at 7 and back at 5
we had heavy rain last night about 2"
dave keep trackof the rain.
we are doing well
god bless every one
elle

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #4859717

elle, I had no idea you are a real estate broker. WOW. That takes some doing from what I have heard. But the income from it isn't all that steady either. Which explains why you also work at the nursing home. How is the housing market in your area? Our DD Kris just bought her first home in Feb. She said it is a buyers market. Got a nice home for a very good price. The idea of that kind of debt scares me a lot. No experience in that area at all as the farm always furnished a home for Jack and I. I have always realized what a blessing that has been. Now the children make sure I stay in the house and pay my heating and electic bills. I am truely blessed beyond measure.

My mind says go do work. My body says no way. I'll listen to my body but it is hard to just sit and watch the work pile up. I still haven't planted potatoes. But the garlics are growing wonderfully. Even those I just planted this spring.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
12:04 AM

Post #4859724

Besides the bulbs, periwinkle, flowering trees & shrubs, I have lots of dandelions, ground ivy, & violets in bloom. Yeah, all the bad guys are in bloom getting ready to self-sow.
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #4859763

I have a hard time thinking of dandelions and violets as bad guys. The dandis are in full bloom here. I need to go pick a bunch of blooms and make fritters. Oh my, those are good. One year we were really broke and ate so many blooms that we nearly killed out the whole yardful of plants. Most of the children still remember that year.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #4859796

Dandies and violets are a pest here too. They invade where we don't want them. lol.

Redbuds, dogwoods, magnolias and daffies are all in bloom. The last 2 are just about over but still look decent even after all the rain.
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 25, 2008
2:23 AM

Post #4860435

We love Violets here.. treat them well when they come up in our yard or beds.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
1:18 PM

Post #4861756

Sorry, I was more referring to the purple weed (henbit?) that's way taller than the grass in my front yard. I noticed on the drive to the RU that you have fields of these flowering now that does look pretty from the highway.

I have mixed feelings. If I let the dandelions & violets, they'd take over my veggie garden; though I do like the violets in other areas of the yard. My lil gr-d picked a bouquet of dandelions & violets for her mommy. Gives her something to pick other than my tulips & daffodils. You can also sugar violets & use them to decorate cakes.

My daughter just pointed out that the crabapple tree is now covered with lovely dark pink blooms. I'll try to ad a pic later & explain why that's so special. I took the entire day off for my 6 mnth checkup @ the doc this morning. I'm planting 6 rosebushes today; weather permitting & hopefully, some veggies. Your pics are all very lovely! : )
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 25, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #4864169

One of my wive's species tulips.. I can't seem to get a good picture of it.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #4864499

Ice Follies from early in the week…

Thumbnail by Mrs_Ed
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #4864502

Dwarf Iris

Thumbnail by Mrs_Ed
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #4864520

I love Irises!!! I can't wait for ours.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #4864652

I have more irises than I can count in my yard. lol

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #4864704

oh lucky you! My Schnauzer has it in for my Irises.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #4865018

you know, i think a squirrel is eating my TB rhizomes. Last year I saw a squirrel playing with one as if it were a cat with catnip. Weird.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2008
2:27 AM

Post #4865160

hmmm wonder if my dog finds something similar in mine.
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2008
4:12 AM

Post #4865671

I'm not surprised to hear about the squirrel playing with the rhizome. It probably ate it when you weren't looking. They love tulip bulbs too.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2008
11:56 AM

Post #4866271

Oh Yes Squirrel ate some of my good tulip and daffodil bulbs... I try use chicken wire to cover it and creatures can't get it...

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2008
12:42 PM

Post #4866407

I knew that about tulips, but really surprised about the Iris. Like I don't have enough to worry about with borers!!!

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2008
12:51 PM

Post #4866440

I have iris for the first time in years because I covered them with chicken wire last fall.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2008
12:58 PM

Post #4866462

Didn't bother my iris too! That's good! I waiting for to get flower bloom sooner as it grow buds now...

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2008
6:36 PM

Post #4867599

I have one bed of irises that got hit by borers. Since I have tons of that color I'm not gonna miss them. I will clean up the dirt there and put different colored irises there or some other plants.

Most if my irises either came from my grandma or from Doc Henderson at work. Some I hope will bloom this year cause it will be the first time seeing their colors.
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2008
5:14 PM

Post #4871713

Tulips undergoing inspection from a Morning Dove... Wife calls it beutifull.. I call it lunch and get hit.. lol

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2008
5:15 PM

Post #4871718

Your apple tree is in bloom.. hopefull this will be the year we finally have an apple from it.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #4874183

Double baby yellow tulips

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2008
2:31 PM

Post #4876456

Lily flowering tulips.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

April 28, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #4877150

hi all
i love thought picture
just got up
going to be kind of cool today
elle
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2008
8:31 PM

Post #4878196

Wife wanted me to add that Semper Maxima, turned solid white on day three and she isn't that pleased with it now.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #4879231

lol. Hate it when that happens.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #4879430

I just mow grass today and I saw this came up so beautiful like bell flowers...

Thumbnail by JuJu55
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #4879445

Lily of the valley or Soloman's Seal. :~)

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #4888302

I have so much blooming all the time, I don't know where to start but I guess you just dive in. BEV This is red cardinal bush wegalia.

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #4888310

The biggest and the littlist red buds.

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2008
8:41 PM

Post #4888318

A dark red ornimental crab tree

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2008
8:43 PM

Post #4888329

Yellow violets

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2008
8:44 PM

Post #4888337

orange tulip

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2008
8:46 PM

Post #4888343

White daffodil.

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #4888352

Last one for now. The Lord praying in the ground Plox

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #4888355

Dillenberg

Thumbnail by Mrs_Ed
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

April 30, 2008
8:53 PM

Post #4888390

here is my tulip in glass and stone

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

allysgram
Sedalia, MO

April 30, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4889060

Oh Bev love all your blooms, especially the cherry and red bub.
Ellesgh love yours also. All I have blooming now is my tulips and daffs, my magnolia just finished and has already lost it's blooms.
loves_lavender
Granite City, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #4892557

Some daffodils along my driveway I snapped on my cell phone camera before I cut a bunch for my desk at work :)

Thumbnail by loves_lavender
Click the image for an enlarged view.

loves_lavender
Granite City, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #4892560

And a clump of phlox

Thumbnail by loves_lavender
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #4892998

Very pretty. You do not live too far south of us so we have the same things blooming. BEV

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4893594

violets, daffies and grape hyacinth...and a yellow hose..lol

Thumbnail by lavender4ever
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #4893598

pink bleeding hearts just starting

Thumbnail by lavender4ever
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #4893605

noid daffies and tulips

Thumbnail by lavender4ever
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2008
11:29 PM

Post #4893634

Redbud tree flowers.

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dreamingflowers
WayupNorth, MN
(Zone 3a)

May 3, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #4900557

It's Bloomin COLD!!
is what's blooming up here in northern MN...Forecast is snow-rain-sleet..so we'll see. It's getting old. I will try to clip a few photos of my only blooms.. 2 so far this spring. My daffs are not even big yet- just poking through. nothing else is ready to bloom. few more weeks.
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2008
4:40 PM

Post #4901168

Line of species tulips in front of my wife's wildflower bed. No chance for good up close pics today.. wind is ice cold and strong.. can't even focus on the dancing flowers :(

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #4901173

Some parrot tulips that came back from last year

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2008
10:05 PM

Post #4902296

Mohawk viburnum

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #4902368

Redbud

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2008
11:03 PM

Post #4902473

Love that viburnum.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #4902593

Lilac heaven

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #4902614

I can smell them from here. :~)
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4902697

The viburnum also smells great. Here is another photo of the whole shrub.

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #4902717

Here is a photo of our whitebud and the neighbor's redbud.

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

allysgram
Sedalia, MO

May 4, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #4902734

Lilac smells so great, and yours sure look lovely Bev. I'm with Pepper I can smell them from here.LOL
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #4902903

We have lots of different white and redbuds at work. They are gorgeous when in bloom together.
darlindeb
Claremore, OK

May 4, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4903027

Pink 'Buttercup'

Thumbnail by darlindeb
Click the image for an enlarged view.

darlindeb
Claremore, OK

May 4, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4903041

Assorted azaleas names unknown

Thumbnail by darlindeb
Click the image for an enlarged view.

darlindeb
Claremore, OK

May 4, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4903065

Purple 'Dame's Rocket'

People often mistake this for a phlox

Thumbnail by darlindeb
Click the image for an enlarged view.

darlindeb
Claremore, OK

May 4, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #4903080

Chives

Thumbnail by darlindeb
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #4903174

Never heard heard of a white bud tree!! Boy I would love to have a couple of those to go with my 5 redbuds.

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #4903187

At work we have every cultivar of red and white buds.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
2:15 AM

Post #4903222

I should say we have every white redbud culitvar. :~)

Some of them are Alba, Royal White and this one is pinkish color Silver Cloud.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2008
2:33 AM

Post #4903298

Well, thanks to this thread, we just ordered a bare toot white bud (my mom, that is). We didn't even know they existed!!!

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
4:03 AM

Post #4903586

Where do you find them please. BEV
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
7:19 AM

Post #4903841

Forrestfarm has several whitebuds listed in there spring catalog
loves_lavender
Granite City, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
1:40 PM

Post #4904354

Columbine opening up

Thumbnail by loves_lavender
Click the image for an enlarged view.

loves_lavender
Granite City, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
1:43 PM

Post #4904367

This is what the majority of my front yard looks like!

Thumbnail by loves_lavender
Click the image for an enlarged view.

loves_lavender
Granite City, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
1:47 PM

Post #4904380

First bloom of clematis 'HF Young', sorry for the bad angle!

Thumbnail by loves_lavender
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2008
1:51 PM

Post #4904390

The two online places I found for whitebud were:

http://www.forestfarm.com/search/closeup.asp?PlantID=ceca281
http://www.naturehills.com/product/eastern_whitebud.aspx

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2008
2:27 PM

Post #4904519

Iris Blue & white

Thumbnail by JuJu55
Click the image for an enlarged view.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2008
2:29 PM

Post #4904523

Gold Iris (unknown name lost list)

Thumbnail by JuJu55
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
2:40 PM

Post #4904604

We got the white redbud shown from a local nursery and garden center in Overland Park, KS. I have also seen these on the internet. They also look great with the deep yellow daffadils and tulips that we have in the yard.

Here is the Missouri Botanical Gardens info page on white redbuds (Cercis canadensis f. alba )

http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/PlantFinder/plant.asp?code=H560
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
3:02 PM

Post #4904702

White Dogwood

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 4, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #4905350

here is what i found at our fram

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 4, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #4905366

and here

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 4, 2008
6:21 PM

Post #4905377

and here

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 4, 2008
6:25 PM

Post #4905391

and the last one

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #4905459

Guard at my backdoor.. not actually where I want to see a dove nest.. but if we can work arround each other I can live with it.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2008
9:01 PM

Post #4905835

Few hours later...

Beautiful color iris

Thumbnail by JuJu55
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #4906012

Abraham Lincoln lilac.

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #4906021

Double white and very fragrant.

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #4906025

closer

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 5, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4906973

two days later...the bleeding heart is blooming fully..

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 5, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #4906979

forgot pic

Thumbnail by lavender4ever
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #4911298

Nice irises and lilacs.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #4911739

Wild Columbine, an old mother hen.. Columbine is on the list as not tolerant of Black Walnut but this one has been under a Walnut for years, and is the mother of our whole Columbine patch.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #4912638

Thank you, Colquhoun, for that information about the Columbine and Blk. Walnut. I have a large bed I am developing under a huge BW tree that must be nearly a hundred years old.
allanme79
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #4930658

Well here is my first Iris bloom. Not sure what kind since I didn't plant it.

Thumbnail by allanme79
Click the image for an enlarged view.

allanme79
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #4930710

Here is a MO wildflower. I have lost the name tag. But it has done well so far.

Thumbnail by allanme79
Click the image for an enlarged view.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2008
4:22 AM

Post #4939381

Vanhoutte spirea -- This shrub was growing in our front yard when we moved in 20 years ago.

Thumbnail by greenbrain
Click the image for an enlarged view.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2008
4:29 AM

Post #4939395

Cotoneaster divaricatus -- Bees love the flowers. Birds love the red berries.

Thumbnail by greenbrain
Click the image for an enlarged view.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2008
4:31 AM

Post #4939402

Closeup of the Vanhoutte spirea.

Thumbnail by greenbrain
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 12, 2008
2:28 PM

Post #4940449

here my mother day plant
elle

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2008
12:39 PM

Post #4949375

My nieghbor's Chinese Witeria.

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

allysgram
Sedalia, MO

May 14, 2008
3:52 PM

Post #4950126

Bev that wisteria is beautiful. It sure smells good, but I planted it one time at a former house and it took over I tried to mow it put salt on it no avail, it climed the house and went every where I bet the owners now are still batteling it.LOL My MIL planted two and they are still fighting it. We had all shaped then like tree's but even that didn't work.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2008
5:16 PM

Post #4950492

Hi Ronnie. You are talking about the old fationed wisteria. I have one here that I had next to the garden shed and it got so heavy that it pulled the eave off so am trying to kill it out. This is the Chinese one you just have to keep it trimmed down all the time and not let a vine touch the ground. Hope all is going well with you. Hugs BEV

Thumbnail by dragonfly62
Click the image for an enlarged view.

allysgram
Sedalia, MO

May 14, 2008
5:45 PM

Post #4950619

All fine here. Yes I think it must have been the one, boy what a night mare. Hugs to you to Ronnie
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #4952079

I have 3 irises open now. One is Jesse's Song, another one that is similar-maybe even the same, and a white one opened later on in the day while I was at work. I have pics of the Jesse's Song which is purple and white but the batteries died on the camera so can't download til tomorrow.
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2008
9:58 PM

Post #4961432

I love the simplicity of my woodland peony.

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4962059

Weerobin,

I've never heard of or seen a woodland peony. Grows in shade? I noticed the wire cages around your plants. Deer problem? I do the same, but to keep my dogs from destroying my plants.

GB
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 17, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4962103

here my peony they are not open yet

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2008
12:26 AM

Post #4962127

My peony looks like ellesgh's. It's covered with buds too. Maybe next week. It was growing in our yard when we bought our home 20 years ago. No telling how old it is.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #4962133

My peony is still a baby. I am just happy it came back this year. I found a shirley temple peony and had to have it.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2008
12:33 AM

Post #4962148

I have 3 peony in containers and one of peony still have buds not open yet, too...

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 17, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4962276

we have 5 they are all pink do not know what there name are
they are aqll about 15 year old
elle
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2008
3:54 AM

Post #4963008

We have the ones Jack's family planted probably 75 years or more ago I think. They are all pink or white with red flecks or all white. Since getting 'into' flowers I have aquired a dark red one and last year I bought a coral one.

We have lots of iris and wild sweet rocket(?)blooming now as well as some very late daffodils, snow drops, and what I just learned is wild false garlic. Toxic, noneatable. But very pretty blooms.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2008
4:14 AM

Post #4963062

yoohoo. I have two Iris buds this year. I just planted them last year so I am very happy to have any at all this year. My painted daisies are covered with buds too.
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2008
2:22 PM

Post #4964190

GB, yes, the woodland peonies grow in the shade.
The white one in the previous post is peony japonica.
Here's a picture of another type: peony obovata.
Both do well in my woodland shade.
Neither appears to be very fussy.

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

allysgram
Sedalia, MO

May 17, 2008
7:13 PM

Post #4965137

My white Iris's are blooming waiting on my nearly Black

Thumbnail by allysgram
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #4970171

Doublefile Viburnum (Shasta)

This is my favorite shrub in the yard. The whole shrub is covered with these in the spring.

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #4970181

Columbine

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #4970188

Little Kim Lilac

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 18, 2008
10:32 PM

Post #4970271

Potted pansies still blooming strong!

Thumbnail by garden6
Click the image for an enlarged view.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4971138

sjwarren,
How old is your Lil Kim Lilac? I just planted my a year ago and it had 2 flower heads this Spring. I can't wait until my gets as big as yours. Also, do you have irises planted next to it? Do you also have a ground cover at its feet?

gb
ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #4971270

My peonies are blooming. We have 4. So are our knockout rosebushes. Both just started.

Rusty how do you grow a peonie in a pot ???? Ours are about 4 foot high. They are a big thing to be growing in a pot it would seem to me.
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #4971296

We have vinca and iris going around it. This is the third or fourth year in the same spot and the first year that it's been covered with flowers like this.
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4971320

Alluim

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4971353

Japanese Maple

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
2:00 AM

Post #4971393

Thanks sjwarren. I thought that the groundcover looked like periwinkle. I have some growing in another area of my yard.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #4971410

sjw All your photos are lovely. You definitely have a green thumb & an eye for design.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #4971449

I have more irises blooming and will get pics as soon as I emtpy the camera.
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2008
1:05 PM

Post #4972994

Everything is just lovely, but I particularly love that viburnum!
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2008
2:26 PM

Post #4973346

Noid Iris

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2008
2:27 PM

Post #4973350

Wallflower

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2008
3:23 PM

Post #4973593

Daisy

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2008
3:24 PM

Post #4973599

Spanish Bluebell closeup.. even has a tiny visitor

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2008
3:26 PM

Post #4973609

Columbine in our woodland garden

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #4978981

Rosa Rugosa.. first bloom ever for me in this (wannabe) hedgerow.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #4978986

Stella.. first daylily of the year for me.

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #4979557

oh, daylilies...cannot wait!

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2008
11:02 PM

Post #4980310

Star of Bethlehem ...

Thumbnail by lavender4ever
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #4981439

Greenbrain - Thanks. The photos are by both my husband and I. He bought a new digital camera and I have been trying to learn to use it. I still have to learn how to download the files to the computer.

Colquhoun - You must be slightly ahead of the KC area. I have plenty of irises blooming right now but it's too early for any of my daylilies. Nice iris and Wallflower. I've not seen a Wallflower here. Is there another common name for it and how do you grow it?

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2008
3:13 AM

Post #4981662

I have to confess total ignorance when it comes to the wallflower.. its in my wive's wildflower bed.. I will ask her about it in the morning when she gets home.. Its the one bed that is all her.. I know some of the stuff.. but alot of it I don't.. when it comes to her bed.. I just take the pictures and ask her to name it when I post. I believe its a biennal.. she started from seed.. that also suckers.. but don't hold me to that.
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2008
4:04 AM

Post #4981891

Lavender, what you are calling Star of Bethlehem looks almost identical to what I was just told by a horticulturist who specializes in MO wildflowers is Wild False Garlic. Only difference is that I don't see the narrow white lines on the foliage that are on my WFG.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2008
4:37 AM

Post #4981996

I have Star of Bethlehem naturalized throughout my front and back yards compliments of the former resident from 20 years ago. Even the 3 dogs haven't stopped these plants from spreading. Hardy and lovely. :)

You're correct leaflady. The foliage is quite different though the blooms are similar. This link explains the differences. I didn't know about the false garlic. I'm glad that you mentioned it. Learn something new every day; esp. on DG!
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/starbeth.htm

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2008
5:01 AM

Post #4982054

Same family ornithogalum... I only recently learned what they were. They were here before we were, I thought they were crocus until they bloomed. They are really lovely and bloom their hearts out. They are a gift from some long ago resident (house built in 1915) plus some surprise lilies and perennial german serpent garlic.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2008
11:20 AM

Post #4982329

Colquhoun,
What variety of rugosa do you show blooming in the photo? I just planted a hedge row of Dart's Dash rugosa alternated with rosa glauca. I'm looking forward to seeing my rugosas bloom and produce hips. I received some huge bareroots from Spring Valley Roses located in WI end of April. All 6 are already covered with leaves. How long along did you plant your hedgerow? Did you see blooms the first year?

gb
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #4982372

Ours were species Rugosa seedlings, from the University of Idaho Forest Research Nursery.. I can't express how wonderfull of a place to buy trees and shrubs they are.. a little on the small side but at 2 dollars each you can't beat the price. The hedge is in its second spring its 371 days old actually.. and last year we had one bloom, which we missed.
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4983353

front.. Batik.. back.. NOID (possibly Rare Treat)

This message was edited May 21, 2008 10:44 AM

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

allysgram
Sedalia, MO

May 21, 2008
3:47 PM

Post #4983400

What beautiful Iris's. They are one of my favorites.
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
3:47 PM

Post #4983402

NOID iris

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2008
3:51 PM

Post #4983415

What is NOID?
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #4983441

Name not known..
NO ID
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #4983815

Dianthus Firewitch

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2008
2:56 PM

Post #4997030

My japanese Styrax is about to explode. Any minute now.

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4997032

A closer view.

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4998859

Robin, That is a stunning tree. Just lovely.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #4998866

I have pics of my irises blooming but my dad stole the camera from me today. lol
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 25, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4998925

look what see in our yard
elle

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #4998945

Love it Elle!!
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2008
2:19 PM

Post #5000582

We have a baby..

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2008
8:35 PM

Post #5002018

and a big baby too!
Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #5004933

Pretty NOID

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Colquhoun
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
3:25 PM

Post #5004966

Illini Hardy Blackberry.. after learning of it, spending years looking for it.. a winter and a long summer waiting for it to get here and grow.. finally I am going to have blackberries!!! I see this and I think of the smell and taste of hot blackberry cobbler.. with that cool rich melted ice cream you get in every spoonfull.. enough to make your tongue slap your brains out. I joke with my wife that it grows like it was made to grow here.. which it was.. we are only 15 minutes from the test plots where it was developed.



This message was edited May 26, 2008 10:29 AM

Thumbnail by Colquhoun
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 26, 2008
3:26 PM

Post #5004978

sure does
save some for me please
elle
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #5006858

Despite 24-hours of steady thunderstorms, my styrax japonica is strutting her stuff today.

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2008
10:33 PM

Post #5006871

Styrax formosa has more slender flowers, but still very pretty. Very floriforous.

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #5006895

Thalictrum started flowering this weekend.

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #5006900

And podophyllum Kaleidoscope is blooming for the first time (for me).

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5006908

Podophyllum's Kaleidoscope's foliage.
It's still a young plant (2nd year in the ground).
I look forward to see how it develops in the next few years.

Thumbnail by Weerobin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 27, 2008
3:32 AM

Post #5008300

Cottage pinks with bachelor buttons

Thumbnail by garden6
Click the image for an enlarged view.

tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2008
4:36 AM

Post #5008518

blue pea vine

Thumbnail by tazzy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2008
4:37 AM

Post #5008523

day lilly

Thumbnail by tazzy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2008
4:40 AM

Post #5008539

Louisiana Iris
Rochester Lilac

Thumbnail by tazzy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

May 27, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #5009814

sooooooooooooolovely
i love all the flower so much
elle
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #5055279

Henrii Clematis and purple smoke tree

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2008
2:15 AM

Post #5055301

Wine and roses weigela

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

darlindeb
Claremore, OK

June 11, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #5088610

Poppies

Thumbnail by darlindeb
Click the image for an enlarged view.

tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2008
4:02 AM

Post #5091221

day lily
Raspberry Star
big day Lilly show and sale this
Sat. 8AM at Tulsa garden center Woodward park

Thumbnail by tazzy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

June 12, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #5092348

here is what i frond in the front yard
elle

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #5095333

Hey Elle! Looks like you finally got a peony that isn't light pink!
tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #5095386

thats a rose i think ??
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2008
1:27 AM

Post #5095529

Now that I look closer I am pretty sure it is. lol
tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #5095955

Day Lilly
Barbarian Princess

Thumbnail by tazzy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2008
11:23 PM

Post #5100263

Love your daylilies Tazzy!!
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #5100793

I have hollyhocks in so many color variations I can't count them. They range from white to all the shades of pink imaginable, yellows & variations of yellow because of cross pollination with the white and pinks, a deep dark maroon, and all it's variations added to the pinks and the maroon, etc. Lots of bicolors.
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2008
1:48 AM

Post #5100912

Are they blooming already?
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #5101081

My hollyhocks have been in bloom for over a week and there are lots of buds yet to open.
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2008
2:10 AM

Post #5120058

firefly on Stokes Aster.

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2008
2:13 AM

Post #5120078

Our dog playing fresbie

Thumbnail by SusanKC
Click the image for an enlarged view.

tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
2:27 AM

Post #5120142

butterfly on daylilly

Thumbnail by tazzy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

June 18, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #5122334

here are friend for pee wee
elle

Thumbnail by ellesgh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2008
9:34 PM

Post #5124207

Cute ckicks, Elle. Is PeeWee taking up with them ok? I love baby chickens.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

June 18, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #5124849

it sure is
he or she thing it is king
lol
we got 16 at the auction
one had a broken foot it die this moring
but every one eles are great
i sit the and hold them
but they are not very frindly yet
elle
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

June 19, 2008
2:18 PM

Post #5127307

well i am the big 65 today
it ok
i findly got back to 2pm to 10pm
we might be able to go place now
hope every one a bless day
elle
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2008
5:07 PM

Post #5128147

Happy birthday, Elle. Sixty five is a good age. I'm glad you finally got back to a good shift for you. Hopefully you can stay on it permentally.

Have you checked in at the flood thread yet? I know they want to hear from all DGers in the affected states. Just another sign of the family love of this web site.

I'm still washing and getting ready to paint cabinet doors. I have the last of the ones I'm putting back on washed and they are now drying. I put all the bottome doors I had washed and painted back on last night and Kyle put on one set of upper doors for me. I have one more set of bottom doors and 3 sets of top ones of top one and a single bottom door. Maybe tomorrow all the top ones will be ready for him to put back on for me. I'm not putting 3 doors back on. They are just in my way and hide too much that I then forget I have. If I can see every thing in the cabinet I won't be so apt to forget it. I'll be glad to get this task done.

The weather here is wonderful. Warm, very light breeze and sunny. I am torn between wanting to work outside and finish the cabinet project. I can work outside while the paint is drying. Right now I have to wait for them to dry after the washing I gave them this morning.

GOD bless and keep each of you.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

June 20, 2008
2:18 PM

Post #5132626

here i am
yes we did
go see my brithday cake in cut flower and floral design
well i work today
but i get this weekend off
elle
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #5135576

I have 2 new daylilies blooming today. I will take pics tomorrow cause they are gorgeous!!! This is the first time they have bloomed for me. Have had them for 2 years and got them from work when the guy in charge of the perennial garden thinned them out. Only a few made it and so far only 2 are blooming.
dividedsky
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #5135937

portulaca

Thumbnail by dividedsky
Click the image for an enlarged view.

tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #5136037

belated birthday wishes

Thumbnail by tazzy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ellesgh
Humansville, MO

June 21, 2008
2:17 PM

Post #5137365

hi lovely picture
elle

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Central Midwest Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
You have to guess what this is - it's in my garden. LOL crystalnurse 181 Sep 22, 2010 10:54 AM
dahlias-How to store allysgram 18 Apr 18, 2007 4:39 PM
Stargazer Lily Bulbs Question cedarnest 19 Jul 3, 2007 8:42 PM
Let's go gardening! Terry 12 Jun 21, 2014 10:28 PM
Speaking of winter MaryinLa 5 Mar 3, 2007 2:28 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America